I haven’t written anything in a few days, have I? Oops. It’s been busy, what with felting four pairs of clogs. Oy, that was a lot of felting! Even in the washer. The father/brother-in-law got some nice heathered earth tones, Pampas, Camel and Amber Heather. Very nice. Lowell’s are Forest and Claret, a somewhat interesting choice and still up for debate. It looked so darn good in the skeins. My mother-in-law’s turned out the best, I think. White and black with embroidered spots to look like dalmatians! Very cute, I think.
I received some great gifts, like the Yarn Harlot’s page-a-day calendar and the first two volumes of Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionaries. So many ideas… so little time. Lowell and a friend bought me the whole set of Harmony interchangeable circulars, so I now can knit my worsted weight with more than a size 7 or size 10.5. Very helpful, let me tell you! Didn’t get that blocking board that I was hinting at but that’s okay. I’ll acquire it another way, *evil laugh*.
In terms of gifts given to other people, they all went pretty well. Obviously, I’ve told you about the family of slippers. Did I mention that I’m now sick of that pattern and don’t want to see it again for at least a year… and now, right after I cast off the last stitch of the last slipper joyous about the fact that I wouldn’t be knitting any more slippers… now my pair of slippers developed a hole in the sole that apparently no amount of needle felting is useful against. Oh, the irony! Guess I’ll be knitting that pattern again very soon…
Oh right, other knitted gifts. Well, my mother-in-law got a lovely pair of socks, knit from Dream in Color Smooshy in Deep Sea Flower. The pattern will be up shortly (I hope.)
And Lowell got a hat (this was the last minute project that I’m still surprised I pulled off without him seeing much of it.) I love this hat so much. It turned out a little short for him (despite the obsessive attention to length), but fits me great! I’ll be ripping back to before the decreases and making it a little longer for him; shouldn’t take more than an hour or so. I will also be knitting this hat for me! I’m thinking a white background with dark to light blue accents. I may already have the yarn in my Knit Picks cart. The pattern will also be up soon.